Finding time when you are so busy that you feel like you can’t squeeze in one more thing is a big, daily challenge for many of us. I am guessing that you probably know THAT feeling very well!
The reality is that time is concrete and unchanging. We have exactly 24 hours each day. But sometimes a day feels luxuriously long … and other times it just flies by. Sometimes it feels productive and satisfying … and other times it feels like you just can’t get out of your own way to get ANYTHING done.
Know what I mean?
That’s because how we FEEL about time has a fundamental impact on how time FEELS to us.
Let’s step back and look at a single moment. Picture yourself working on a project. Your deadline is a week away and you are behind schedule and beginning to feel overwhelmed. You’ve got half an hour until you need to leave for an appointment. You’re frazzled and tired. What do you do?
The first thing is to remember that you have choices. Every single moment of every single day, you make choices about how you feel and what you do. You may not have control over what happens, but these choices are always in your hands.
Second, you need to MAKE your choice.
* You can choose to continue to work from a place of scarcity and overwhelm.
* OR you can choose to take a deep breath and choose to approach the next half hour with an open and grateful heart.
If you make the first choice, that will lead to increased worry, lack of focus, frustration, and ongoing feelings of overwhelm.
Choosing the second path, you will find that you are able to focus on your task, your ideas flow more freely, and you are much more productive than you had imagined you could be in half an hour. In this second scenario, you come to see and experience your time as expansive, rather than something that is limiting and constricting your possibilities.
Which choice do you usually make? Would you like to move toward greater abundance?© Copyright 2010 Paula Eder, Ph.D.